How I can help you

I have worked in the travel industry, with direct mail, publishing, pet care facilities and currently operate a non-profit based in Kenya.  I also have rental properties in CA/CO/AZ, one of which was used as an AirBNB and all are independent LLC's.  My strengths are start-ups, sales, marketing, web development, employee management, rentals and non-profits.

In the travel industry I first worked for a charter airline, then went on to manage multiple locations of a large national travel agency.  Switching gears I went into publishing and direct mail marketing.  I started several magazines in the Midwest and California which were later sold for a sizable profit. 

As a sideline, I opened a pet care facility in SoCal which ended up being a much larger and more profitable operation than anticipated and was purchased by a national chain 10 years after opening.  Dealing with live animals as well as numerous employees presented many challenges but was quite rewarding.  I tackled a host of issues including point-of-sale software systems, google marketing and analytics, client retention programs, safety and workers comp protocols, leasehold improvements, payroll services and more.  During this period I also opened a grooming salon which involved retail sales as well as service.

In retirement I now maintain my rental properties and operate a non-profit which provides education to marginalized children in Kenya.  By far the most rewarding yet the most challenging work so far!  

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Non-Profit
  • Business Operations
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Education

BA Wichita State University, Focus on Business

CTC (Certified Travel Consultant)

DS (Destination Specialist - South Pacific)


Shari  Young

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video